Now Playing:

Stand for independent journalism
and powerful storytelling.

contribute now OPB

News

local | Education | News

More Than 8,000 Homeless Students Recorded In Portland Area


A teacher at Chapman Elementary School teaches students in Project Return, a program for homeless students, in this 2006 file photo.

A teacher at Chapman Elementary School teaches students in Project Return, a program for homeless students, in this 2006 file photo.

The Portland Tribune

The number of homeless students across Oregon are at an all-time high of 22,541, the Oregon Department of Education reported Wednesday. That’s a 5.6 percent increase from the year before.

The districts with the largest populations of homeless youth are Portland Public Schools, with 1,509 students, and Beaverton School District with even more at 1,522.

In total, there were 8,253 students reported homeless in the 25 school districts in Washington, Multnomah and Clackamas counties. That’s several hundred more than last year.

The data is from the 2016-17 school year and uses the federal definition of homeless, which can include children doubled-up with other families or other temporary housing.

Read the whole story at The Portland Tribune.

More News

More OPB

OPB has updated its privacy policy. You can find details here.

Related Content